If you followed my blog in the last weeks you know that I’ve been working on a StyledText-Control which allows one to build a source-code editor with syntax highlighting, … .
With basic syntax highlighting you can already achieve a good results because you can highlight things like keywords, String-Literals, … . Still if you are used to e.g. the JDT sourcecode editor you know it e.g. highlights fields – this is called semantic highlighting and because it involves some time to run the compiler to find out semantic informations this is done in the background.
So I started and ported more parts of the Eclipse-Text and JDT-Infrastructure
Highlighting is nice but a more important feature is auto-complete and so I ported more and more of the JDT-UI infrastructure and the result in shown in the video below which shows a prototype of an IDE I’m working on for my EclipseCon talk.